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March 26, 2013 |
Laguna Police Department officials said they don't plan to file any charges after a dog belonging to the stepdaughter of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords killed a sea lion in Laguna Beach over the weekend. Police did not cite the owner “because it was legal for her to have the dog on the beach this time of year, and she did have it leashed. It was so strong that it pulled free of her when it saw the [sea lion],” said Laguna Beach Police Capt. Jason Kravetz. It's illegal for an owner to encourage a dog to attack marine life.
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March 26, 2013 |
John and Linda Sohus told friends they wanted to move out. They had been married a little over a year and talked about leaving the house they shared with John's mother in San Marino. When Linda's close friend Susan Coffman visited the home in the mid-1980s, she asked why the Sohuses did not live in the property's guesthouse in the backyard. "There's a renter who lives there, and we don't talk to him because he's kind of creepy," Linda told her, Coffman testified Monday. Prosecutors contend that the renter, Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, murdered John Sohus, whose decomposed body was dug up in 1994, nearly a decade after John and Linda Sohus vanished.
March 24, 2013 |
Question: My husband had a stroke two years ago. He can walk short distances and maneuver some stairs, but we always take a wheelchair. I have just retired and would love to do some traveling, and a riverboat cruise in Europe is at the top of my bucket list. Are there trips that could accommodate this situation? Would shore excursions be a problem, or are we restricted to drive-bys? Charlotte Lechlak Encino Answer: River cruising is the hot ticket in 2013, especially if Europe is your destination.
March 16, 2013 |
NEW DELHI, India - The gang rape of a 39-year-old Swiss tourist while on a camping trip with her husband has further ratcheted up the spotlight on sexual violence in India. The woman, who had been cycling with her husband in impoverished Madhya Pradesh state in central India, was attacked by at least seven men while the couple were camping for the night, police said Saturday. The assailants also robbed the couple of $180 and a cellphone. The attack comes at a sensitive time for India.
March 14, 2013 |
The press notes for "If I Were You" indicate that writer-director Joan Carr-Wiggin's favorite director is Preston Sturges, but there's little of the master's zip, wit or taste for desperate absurdity in this ill-conceived marital farce. Moments after discovering her husband is cheating - unbeknown to him - Madelyn (Marcia Gay Harden) follows the distraught mistress (Leonor Watling) home, saves her from suicide, then befriends her as a way of keeping tabs on the affair. REVIEW: More movie reviews from the Times To complicate matters, Madelyn, who is also grappling with her mother's terminal illness, lands the role of King Lear in a local play, the same production in which Watling's character plays the fool.
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March 12, 2013 |
It was a story Dorothy Atwood DeBolt enjoyed telling, one that any harried parent of young children might find somewhat familiar. The phone rang one day as the busy mother raced around her home, getting ready for an out-of-town trip and wrapping up housework before her kids got home. She answered and a child said: "Mom, this is Jennifer. Can I go to the playground after school?" DeBolt replied: "Sure, honey, but be home by 5," and hung up. Seconds later, she said aloud: "Oh my God, we don't have a kid named Jennifer.
March 11, 2013 |
Her reality show with husband Lamar Odom is on indefinite hiatus and reports continue to circulate that she will not be asked back as a host of "The X Factor," where she seemed awkward and ill-prepared. But Khloe Kardashian's show business career apparently isn't completely on the skids. Kardashian, along with her mother, Kris Jenner, will be among the guest stars on the second season of "Real Husbands of Hollywood," BET's spoof of "The Real Housewives" franchise. The show, about a group of male celebrities married to famous wives, has just been renewed for a second season.
March 8, 2013 |
BET is getting real about "Real Husbands of Hollywood," awarding the comedy a second season. The spoof on "The Real Housewives" franchise featuring a group of African American celebrities who are married to famous wives has become one of the biggest hits on the network, earning more than 4 million viewers in its premiere episode. The second season will have 12 episodes. The series stars Kevin Hart as the leader of the group, which includes Nick Cannon, husband of singer Mariah Carey; Duane Martin, husband of actress Tisha Campbell-Martin; Boris Kodjoe, husband of actress Nicole Ari Parker; J.B. Smoove, husband of singer Shaidah Omar; and Robin Thicke, husband of actress Paula Patton.
March 1, 2013 |
Actress Patricia Heaton , who stars in "The Middle," and her husband, actor David Hunt , put their home in Hancock Park up for sale at $8.295 million, and in three weeks it was in escrow. The Italianate Mediterranean-style estate was built in 1923. The architect was Pasadena-based Elmer Grey, who designed the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Pasadena Playhouse and the Huntington Art Gallery, among other landmarks. Nearly 8,400 square feet of interior space features Malibu tile, murals, wrought-iron work, a library, a billiard room, seven fireplaces, six bedrooms, five bathrooms, two offices and a guesthouse/screening room.